The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Is that Big Bird!?

Is that Big Bird!?

Is that Big Bird?

Okay, maybe not!  But one of the things I like best about vacationing in Florida (need to soon) is going to the wildlife sanctuaries and seeing large birds.  Have not run across the great big yellow guy yet, but here are some that are pretty easy to photograph due to their size!

Night Heron

White Bird

Great Blue Heron

Pelican

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 29 commentsChris Canfield • February 16 2011 06:51PM

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Nice shots...lots of birds in my area, too, but not these guys!    Thanks!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 8 years ago

Perfect specimens Chris!  Florida does sound nice with or without the birds. :-)  We are all ready for those sunny spring days, aren't we?

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) almost 8 years ago

Hi Li - Thanks!  We have great blue herons, but not the other two in Connecticut.  Many others though, as you say!

Hi Pat - This winter has done a number on many . . . Watch my blog to celebrate every plant that pops through the ground!!!!!  I'll be watching for the least signs.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

I just love these birds! They look pre-historic and gentle too. I could stare at them forever and loose track of time. You did a great job photographing them! They are really beautiful!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 8 years ago

Great shots, Chris. I hope you also post them in the Birds Group.

 Life is good when there are flowers to photograph!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia - they do look rather prehistoric!  I love photographing the big birds--they move slowly.  : )

Hi Roy - I did indeed post them to the Birds Group!  All bird related posts go there. Great flower--can't wait to see some blooming in my gardens!  Warm days ahead . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

What great pictures! I am planning a trip to Florida hopefully this summer. Maybe I will get to see some of these.

Posted by Keisha Hosea- KASIHomes.com, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) almost 8 years ago

Hi Keisha - be sure to bring your camera along so you too can get some shots of the bird life!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Great photos. You should also join the ActiveRain Nature Station group and post photos of Mother and Father Nature’s beauty there.

Posted by Not a real person almost 8 years ago

Chris, great photos!  A vacation to Florida does sound nice about now!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) almost 8 years ago

"Easy to photograph due to their size..."

I love it :o)

 

What part of Florida are you vacationing in?

Posted by David Bruce, Jr., Local SEO Apex Predator (Frederick Web Promotions) almost 8 years ago

Good morning Chris, thank you for sharing these great photos with us.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 8 years ago

Chris....You're right abouth that being a great place to vacation...Nice photos! Hope you have a great day!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 8 years ago

It's also a great place to live, Chris. We see these guys everyday at the pond. Great pictures.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thanks Russel - I am a member of ActiveRain Nature Station; I just didn't think to post this one there.  : )

Hi Tony and Darcy - I have a feeling that Florida will be bulging at the seams pretty soon with all the northerners looking for warmth!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi David - At the moment I am "dream vacationing" as I can't get away right now.  Those photos were taken around Sarasota when we were there last. 

Hi Joshua - You are welcome--Good morning to you too!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Rob - Who needs to get away?!  Today we are supposed to have the beginning of a two day heat wave--highs in the 50s!  Just maybe it will put a dent in the snow?

Hi Toni - Yes, I know first hand that Florida is a great place to live.  When we lived there we used to get a kick out of people taking pictures of anhingas as they stand around drying their wings (tourists always thought they were the first to ever see such behaviour).  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris - We have a lot of big birds in this area especially when you get close to the ocean.  Great pics!

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 8 years ago

Hi Michelle - You can't get too terribly far away from the ocean in Florida.  : )  I love the bird life there!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris,  Great photos and I think all birds are so beautiful.  Florida is a great place to view a number of different species.

Posted by Don Eichler (Eichler Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hi Don - I agree that all birds are beautiful--some are a little annoying (like starlings) . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris, I've never seen a Night Heron before.  More of a stocky bird compared to the others.  Great to have reminders of warmer place.

Have a great weekend!
Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 8 years ago

Hi Gloria - The Night Heron is one of my favorites.  Glad you enjoyed it.  Have a great weekend!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Hi Chris, One thing Fla has in abundance is birds. I saw a bird ( large) that I don't recall ever it seeing before. It was a night photo and I didn't get a good capture but if I can locate it, I will put it on here for you. Maybe someone knows what it is.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 8 years ago

Hi William - That would be great.  We always enjoy a good bird mystery!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Lots of big birds!  Great shots!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 8 years ago

Hi Debra - We get a few big birds in our yard--turkeys, hawks, merlin--but not quite the size of these!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Chris:

I saw my first Yellow Crowned Night Heron in South Carolina.  Cool looking birds.  They don't come to California.  Darn!  The other birds are common  to the Bay Area.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Hi Evelyn - The only one that I see in Connecticut is the Blue Heron--a lot more common now than when I was growing up.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

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